I bought it new 18months ago and covered 20000 miles. Absolutely nothing (touch wood) has gone wrong with it. Quality and realibility wise it is excellent. I looked at Merc C220's and 5 series BMW but chose the Honda. All the expensive axtras on other makes comes standard with Honda. I have had no problem with the supposedly complicated and cluttered switch gear, its easy to use! The down sides are, if you can call them down sides - not a lot of leg room for back seat passengers - hands free telephone will not work with all phones and is not easy to use - I only get 41mpg knocking about the streets (I don't know where Honda get 50mpg from)and thats taking it easy, however put the cruise control on 60mph on the motorway and it will do 65mpg! - first gear seems sluggish when moving away from traffic lights. Thats about it, why it only gets 3 stars from What Car baffles me! All in all it's an excellent,comfortable and reliable car.
Ignore the reviewers comments on the number of switches, they aren't a problem.
Interior and boot (which was one of the main areas of interest for us) work well.
The seats are becoming more comfortable as they wear in. The first few weeks were uncomfortable as it took an age to find the right position for the lumbar support.
Economy is good and the Engine just gets better . I value the extra HP over the Peugeot that I previously owned. Motorway driving is best, although you will find that that road noise intrudes.
You must know and enter post codes when using the Sat Nav. as it’s missing minor roads. We’ve ended up getting into a fix a couple of times - using the post code gets you in the right general location. You also have to accept the T&C’s for using the system at the start of every journey – which is annoying.
My main area of unhappiness is cabin build quality and attitude of the dealer. We had problems with trim rattles and vibrations from day one. The worst have been cured, but the car still suffers from at least two or three that seem to vanish once the car has warmed up. I gave up with the dealer and now living with this for the first part of every journey.
You might expect a poor dealer response and this sought of nonsense on less expensive brands. Unless the vibrations magically go away, I doubt I will be buying any more Honda’s, which is a shame as the Engine is good.
Just taken delivery of a 2.4i auto EX model and am very impressed by the smoothness of the engine ( sounds like a six cylinder)and the firm but very comfortable ride.Its loaded with everything you could wish for and all for £6-7k less than a similar spec german brand. It is early for fuel figures but to date it has done 38mpg which has really surprised me as the combined figure is 33- however I dont have town driving in my mix. Build quality is superb and the dealer first class. This car will not disappoint and is a big move up for Honda. I dont miss my Audi at all.
I have recently taken delivery of a brand new Accord 2.4 Ex Automatic. I am extremely pleased with the car. For the money it is excellent value and came loaded with all the kit you would expect in an exec saloon. I even managed to haggle £1500 discount off list. It was delievered in a week (yes a week). I had the previouis model for three years and was absolutely delighted with it. In 50,000 miles absolutely nothing ever went wrong, nothing , nada, zip - not a blown light bulb. In the past I have owned BMW (dealers were rubbish, car fell to bits, they had to replace the gearbox), Audi (constant electrical problems), Mercedes (snobby dealers, car fell to bits).
The previous model was quick, reasonably economical and handled really well. The new model is a massive improvement on an already excellent car. It's faster, quieter and feels like it is on rails.
Put your pre-conceptions away and go and test drive one. The germans should be worried.
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